Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Party Decorating/Food

I thought I would share a little more about our decorations and food for our Halloween party. Our menu for the party was:

Fresh Apple Cider
Tomato Basil Soup
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
French Bread for dipping
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

And of course, plenty of candy corn.

For decorations I had several mini pumpkins and for a table runner I used a scrap of fabric I had intended for a project, but didn't end up using.

For the broccoli cheddar soup, I found the recipe on Eighteen25. This soup was pretty quick to make and very tasty. The tomato basil soup recipe was found on allrecipes. I doubled the recipe and really enjoyed making the soup - it made the kitchen smell sooo good!

The apple cider recipe was found at Now this took a loooong time to make. You have to boil the apples for one hour and then let them simmer for 2, but the end product is so worth it. We all really enjoyed the cider.

As for the living room, I added a few touches there as well. I mimicked the banner I had made for the dining room and placed another one on the bookshelves as well as adding some mini pumpkins.

You can see all my "new" (well, new to me) Nancy Drew books that I received from my grandmother. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with them yet, but I feel like they kinda fit the theme.

And of course I put my spider web picture back up for the party.

I decorated this little bookshelf too a bit although I suppose it's more fall-like than Halloween-like. =)

So there you have my Halloween/Fall decorations. I guess pretty soon I'll be decorating for Christmas!


Savannah said...

Both of your soups look delish and I love the extra decor you added to make the party festive. Looks like a great party set-up!

Pam said...

awww... love the decor! :) You are too cute!